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Tom Chilton secures second Ciceley BMW

Tom Chilton will move to Ciceley Motorsport for the 2021 BTCC season after being named as the second driver for its new BMW programme.

Chilton finished tenth in the standings last season in a BTC Racing Honda, but will now team up with Adam Morgan in a WSR-built BMW 330i M Sport as he seeks to launch a bid for the championship crown.

“I am really looking forward to joining Ciceley Motorsport in their new era,” he said. “They are a great team, and the BMW will be ultra-competitive.

“Adam and I get along really well, and we will work as hard as required with team engineer Steve Farrell to ensure we are at the front of the pack straight away.

“I make no secret of my desire to change my lucky racing number three into the coveted number one and truly believe that the team and will provide me with the platform required to achieve my aim.”

Team owner Russell Morgan said he was delighted to bring the experienced racer onboard for the new programme.

“We have genuinely never been so excited going into a race season,” he said. “I have only ever been racing because I enjoy it, it’s something that I have always done, but we have made massive investment into the team this year and need results.

“Therefore, it was of the upmost importance that we secured a driver who brings experience, technical ability and is able to move us forward as a team. Tom is the perfect fit for Ciceley Motorsport both he and Adam should be fighting at front from the get-go.”